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Alum credits UOPX for helping her through tough times

After years of hitting professional roadblocks and discouragement, TaKisha Kegler embarked on an education journey that led her down a different path than she imagined.

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  • Jan 22, 2021
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Alum credits UOPX for helping her through tough times

After years of hitting professional roadblocks and discouragement, TaKisha Kegler embarked on an education journey that led her down a different path than she imagined.

  • Nov 23, 2020
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Academic advisor uses coaching philosophy to help students succeed in school

Academic advisors are encouraged to do what Ivan Nicholson does so well — understand students' unique experiences and future aspirations, and align them with career-readiness support.

  • Nov 19, 2020
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Alicia Wise’s military experience instilled confidence and the importance of education

Wise joined the military as a means to support herself, but the instruction and training she received helped her develop a sense of pride, self-worth and recognition that a college degree was not...

  • Nov 05, 2020
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Alum Wayne Workman honored as 2021 Nevada Superintendent of the Year

A student-centered, holistic perspective has guided Workman's 22-year career in education.

  • Oct 21, 2020
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Wildfires, hurricanes can’t slow down UOPX students

Phoenixes show determination, perseverance and grit, continuing to meet academic goals in spite of uncertainty and instability.

  • Oct 20, 2020
  • 4 min read
A sense of duty drives UOPX’s VP of Military and Veteran Affairs

Army veteran Brian Ishmael, vice president of UOPX’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and Strategic Government Partnerships, shares his story and his commitment to serving military-affiliated...

  • Sep 23, 2020
  • 5 min read
How children benefit from having a parent in college

For many adult students, the choice to go back to school is related to a change in career goals and desire for economic stability. For those who are also parents, the decision often directly relates...

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • 9 min read
An education built for working adults: Learn-Practice-Apply

University of Phoenix is regularly innovating its program and course offerings to help students balance education and life in a rapidly changing world. At the heart of this innovation is offering...

  • Sep 15, 2020
  • 8 min read
The value of Prior Learning Assessments for adult learners

PLA programs exist to acknowledge and reward learners for their real-world experience. University of Phoenix believes in helping students save time and money by acknowledging this experience.

  • Sep 11, 2020
  • 4 min read
Celebrating women’s equality: Leading with conviction, bravery and empathy

If we follow the roadmap of the inspiring journeys of leaders like Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt, we are reminded that those of us in leadership positions can truly make a...

  • Sep 08, 2020
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How to become a highly effective student: Six tips for succeeding in higher education

Does school seem overwhelming? We've got some expert advice on developing better study habits.

  • Aug 25, 2020
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UOPX resources help take the stress out of pursuing a degree during the pandemic

From navigating furloughs to finding child care, stress and anxiety levels are at an all-time high for adults dealing with the day to day of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Aug 25, 2020
  • 4 min read
Improving student attitudes toward math through highly contextualized, meaningful curriculum

A focus on student attitude, contextualized learning and a systematic formative process for accessing and assessing student knowledge can help create a more authentic and supportive curriculum to help...

  • Jul 28, 2020
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Alejado’s journey a lesson in balancing life as an adult learner

Faculty of the Year winner shares her perspective as a single mother, cancer survivor

  • Jul 28, 2020
  • 7 min read
What is a bachelor’s degree?

A bachelor’s degree is a four-year (on average) program of university study that is comprehensive in nature and grants exposure to general study topics as part of a pursuit of mastery in a specific...

  • Jul 13, 2020
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Faculty Feature: Don Braunstein — publishing president turned passionate instructor and storyteller

Unassuming and humble, the former president of a publishing company uses his vast knowledge from life experience to support students and colleagues.

  • Jul 13, 2020
  • 3 min read
UOPX business programs use the Learn-Practice-Apply model

Adult college students don’t learn the same way as their traditional 18-22-year-old counterparts. Often, many already possess life and professional experiences that have shaped their interests and...

  • Jun 30, 2020
  • 4 min read
Meet Alum Horace Winston — From high school dropout to MBA grad

For high school dropout Horace Winston (MBA, 2020), saying he has done all right for himself may be an understatement. He’s earned an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree,...

  • Jun 30, 2020
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Embracing this teachable moment

As educators, we embrace the concept of learning as a lifelong endeavor. We look for teachable moments, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Jun 16, 2020
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By John Woods, Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Creating meaningful learning opportunities for K-12 students during the COVID-19 pandemic

In what felt like the blink of an eye, COVID-19 became the single most disruptive event in the history of K-12 education. More than 120,000 schools shut down, impacting 55 million students across...

  • Jun 16, 2020
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Nurses helping nurses: Sun Jones spearheads collection of 20,000 masks for healthcare workers in need

Working in the medical field was not part of Sun Jones’ original life plan, but the care nurses gave her daughter, who died from complications of a neuromuscular disorder at the age of three,...

  • Jun 16, 2020
  • 4 min read

UOPX Disability Services Advisor shares helpful tips to stay on track with career and education goals

Keeping your career and education afloat when you’re remote during the pandemic

“Ping!”— An alert sounds through Sherry Halfyard’s computer notifying her that a student is requesting assistance from University of Phoenix’s Disability Services Office. The student is...

  • Oct 24, 2019
  • 2 min read
Leave of absence

Sometimes, life happens — an emergency, an illness, anything that may require you to take an extended break from your courses. Read on to learn about the leave of absence (LOA) and how it can help...

  • May 07, 2020
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UOPX Life Resource Center helps students and alumni during coronavirus pandemic

The Center offers resources to help balance studies, work, life and social distancing.

  • May 07, 2020
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Creating a learning environment for children during social distancing

UOPX Dean of the College of Education shares tips on ways to ease anxiety by setting expectations.

  • May 07, 2020
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Remaining social while social distancing: UOPX launches virtual Facebook group to help students stay connected

Social distancing policies are making people feel more isolated than ever before, but a new virtual social gathering was developed by an unexpected source – a primarily online university.

  • May 07, 2020
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Surprise! You may have credits toward a college degree and not even realize it

Prior Learning Assessment allows students to earn college credit for learning gained through relevant work and life experience.

  • Apr 30, 2020
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Tune in to Carol’s Second Act, premiering in September

As a University of Phoenix alum, you may see your own story in the career-changing, go-getting TV character featured in Carol’s Second Act. Funny thing is, lead actress Patricia Heaton sees her...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Paying it forward

Vice Provost Savron inspires women in India to enhance their lives through higher education

  • Apr 29, 2020
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4 Reasons Why You Should Keep a “Done” List to Help Document Your Wins

Recording your daily accomplishments is an easy way to soothe your soul, boost your career and celebrate your wins.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Considering a certificate program? Here’s what you need to know

Earning a certificate can help you strengthen your existing skill set and stay on top of rapidly changing industry trends.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Help! What to Do When You’re Stumped with Online Homework

Working adults don’t always have the time to sit and work on homework for hours and hours. They have busy lives, jobs, kids and unending laundry lists of chores, day in and day out. When they...

  • Apr 29, 2020
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What the University is doing during this time

Peter Cohen talks about what the University of Phoenix is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read
What Accreditation Means for Returning Adult Students

What does accreditation mean when considering whether the University of Phoenix is the right school for you? If you are an adult student, interested in returning to college to pursue a degree, it...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read
Real talk: UOPX students on making sacrifices to achieve goals

Nine University of Phoenix students share what they had to give up to get back in the classroom

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 3 min read

You may feel a range of emotions when you decide to continue your studies

UOPX students describe their reactions to returning to the classroom

Heading back to school can trigger many emotions. It’s totally normal to feel nervous and excited at the same time. Or just one or the other!

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

The secrets to digital learning are more “old school” than you might think

The virtual student’s guide to keeping it real

Create the same habits as on-campus students, including staying current, sharing results and making new friends.

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Prepare for your final tests with these tips

The multi-week final exam study guide

Don’t wait until the week before your final exam to start studying. Get organized weeks ahead of time to make sure you know what to expect.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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The power of music in boosting memory, learning and retention

Surprising ways music may improve studying

Take up an instrument or simply listen to a little jazz before hitting the books to retain more of what you’re studying.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Life can be challenging as a student. How do you adjust your perspective?

Staying positive as you strive for success

Papers, exams, group projects, readings, midterms, finals — the life of a college student can be full of responsibilities and stressors. Being a non-traditional college student can add additional...

  • Apr 29, 2020
  • 2 min read

Get off to a strong start with these tips for winning in the e-classroom

6 keys to success in online learning

In addition to scheduling and getting organized for your online class, hone your study skills by utilizing the SQ3R reading strategy: survey, question, read, recite and review.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Four ways to spark your can-do spirit

Self-motivation toolkit

Pursue your passion and reward your successes to boost your motivation.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read
Coronavirus crisis: Obstacles of moving traditional students to distance learning modalities at scale

By Dr. John Woods, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, and Marc Booker, Associate Provost, University of Phoenix

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Tips for how to deal with being the first person in your family to go to college

Navigating life as a first-generation college student

Accept that it will take time for friends and family to adjust to your new life as a college student.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Two surprising “don’t-dos” that might be hurting your productivity

Maximize your workspace

Perfect the amount of surrounding clutter and find a window to work near before diving into your next assignment.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Math shouldn’t be a barrier to the life you want

When I tell people that my background is in physics, I often get an emotionally negative reaction from them, namely because physics involves math. People often say they hate math, aren’t good at...

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Find out if you’re the kind of student who learns better with action and movement

Is interactive learning right for you?

Reflecting on how you process information and making slight adjustments might benefit your academic progress.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Helping Students Succeed by Recognizing and Awarding Their Experience

It may seem counterintuitive: Why would University of Phoenix want to accept transfer credits from other institutions or award a student credit based on past work experiences or training? Or why...

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

5 surprising ways you’re already using math

Got math anxiety?

Identify how you crunch numbers every single day to help reduce anxiety surrounding your college-level math coursework.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Put Pen to Paper: Five Secrets to Becoming a Stronger Writer in School, Work and Beyond

University of Phoenix instructors offer five tips to improve your writing skills and ease the writing nerves.

  • Apr 28, 2020
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Why perfection is your enemy and failure is your friend.

Everything is (not) awesome!

Failures teach you grit and resilience — the exact skills that contribute to success.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Education goes virtual

Dr. John Woods, Provost & Chief Academic Officer at University of Phoenix, provides tips on how to transform your K-12 school online and the higher education landscape during this time.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read
Coffee talk

Does this beloved brew fuel your life? You might want to know its perks — and pitfalls

  • Apr 28, 2020
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What they are and why they’re good for you and your productivity

The benefits of brain breaks

Schedule time during your study sessions to get up and move around, listen to music or breathe deeply — then get back to work.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Try these eight simple and sanity-saving strategies

How to better balance home, work and school

To achieve a better work-life-school balance, focus on what you’re doing and don’t be afraid to say “no” to a distraction or unnecessary commitment.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 2 min read

Is your laptop in good hands? Safeguard your work with these simple precautions

Avoid laptop disasters

Get creative with your passwords, back up your files and save work to Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive to safeguard your hard work.

  • Apr 28, 2020
  • 3 min read

Discover some of the most effective time-savers before diving into your next course

7 ways real UOPX students save time

Fellow students share tips for saving time, including keeping class materials portable, avoiding multitasking and using Saturdays and Sundays for weekly meal prep.

  • Apr 27, 2020
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4 unusual, but effective academic hacks

It may sound crazy, but experts say you just might be able to doodle and sniff your way to better test scores

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Recognize the difference between deliberate practice and hard work

3 tips for practicing the 5-hour rule

Block off five hours on your calendar every week for focused, intentional learning. That means time spent actually expanding what you know.

  • Apr 27, 2020
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Twelve habits that help UOPX students thrive

Is it time to up your game? Students share what they tell themselves when times get tough and the habits they utilize to stay on track

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